Rotary Club, Delta Corporation Partners Kidzcan In Water Project.
St Peter’s Clava Primary School in Chishawasha, Harare has benefitted from the KidzCan Zimbabwe led water project sponsored by Delta Corporation which will see 910 pupils and 27 teachers accessing clean water.
Speaking at the commissioning of the tank and three taps KidzCan Executive Director Daniel Mckenzie expressed gratitude to Delta Corporation for giving back to the community through this initiative in a partnership that will also benefit several other schools across the country.
“As KidzCan we are grateful to Delta Corporation for the kind gesture that will see our children and teachers getting clean water.”
“This will go a long way in combatting many health hazards like cancer, especially in these times of COVID-19,” said Mckenzie.
Mackenzie who also took time to thank the school for accepting the donation said schools have a role to play in spreading the correct childhood cancer message.
“You too will help make a difference to increase the survival rate from the current 20 to 60 percent by 2030.”
“We are part of the Global Initiative on Childhood Cancer (GICC) to increase survival. We can only start one-step at a time. Together we can make a difference.
Our hope is that childhood cancer can be added to the green card, you know the one that parents with minors use at the clinic, so that when they go for a check-up they also get screened for cancer.
Again, I always say a mother in Binga should be able to know the word Retinoblastoma even if she cannot pronounce it. That way she can then be able to demand for cancer screening.”
“Today we have also brought books to boost the library and 147 uniforms for girls and 21 for boys from the Rotary Club. This is in addition to another consignment of books we received from Hellenic,” said Mckenzie.
Receiving the books St Peter’s Clava Head Settled Bozha was appreciative of the donations.
“KidzCan Zimbabwe has a record of supporting us. We are thankful to KidzCan, Delta Corporation together with Rotary Club for putting resources together to support this school.
This will help us adhere to World Health Organisation (WHO) COVID-19 regulations.
“Through this programme, our community has received great light. The knowledge that has been shared on the importance of early detection.”
“Most learners can now identify the six childhood cancers, let us now go out quickly and tell the community the message driven by KidzCan.
We are now all ambassadors of KidzCan and cancer will have very little grip on us as we have been empowered,” said Bozha.
Delta Corporate affairs manager Patricia Murambinda represented Delta Corporation and assured the gathering that her firm is committed to giving back to the community as it is from such that the leaders of tomorrow will come.